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The 5 Verses I Prayed When An Assassin Came to Kill Me

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The 5 Verses I Prayed When An Assassin Came to Kill Me

By Guest Post On 7/12/2016 in Culture, Uplifting

I grew up in Romania during the totalitarian regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu, one of the most brutal and repressive regimes of all time. One of Ceaușescu’s goals was to demolish all of the churches to make room for his palace—his earthly temple. Declaring himself a god, he decreed that he had brought about a “golden era,” and every citizen was required to agree with him.
I, however, did not.

As an attorney, my entire life was dedicated to finding and defending “the truth.” When I finally found it in the pages of the Bible—the most forbidden book in all of Romania—I had no choice but to accept God’s divine call and refocus my career on defending fellow Christians against Ceausescu’s unjust persecution.

For this act of treason, I was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and placed under house arrest for weeks at a time. Still, I did not waver. The greatest test of my faith, however, came when Ceausescu sent an assassin to my office to kill me.
It was late. Everyone else had left for the evening. I was sitting at my desk reviewing some documents for a case I was trying the next day when he arrived.

He was a massive creature—well over six feet tall— with dark, menacing eyes and a hateful scowl. He wasted no time. “Virginia Prodan,” he growled. “You have ignored all of our warnings, and now I am here to kill you.”
With that, he produced a gun from his coat. I panicked. Instinctively, I turned to God for help.

Save me, O Lord,” I silently prayed. “And I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jeremiah 12:14)
He slowly raised the gun and pointed it at my chest. My eyes shot to the photo of my two young daughters sitting on the corner of my desk. Oh God, I thought, I’m never going to see them again.
I had always known that my faith put them at risk. In fact, the last time the secret police interrogated me, they made a point of telling me that they knew my daughters’ schedules,that they had been following them. My stomach turned. These people will stop at nothing.

Hear my cry for help, my King, and my God, for to you I pray.” (Psalm 5:2)
I closed my eyes and I could feel my heart pounding in my chest. I held my breath. The room was silent, save for the sickening “click” of the assassin’s trigger.
My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me,” I prayed. (Psalm 31:15)

The silence continued. What is he waiting for? I wondered. Why doesn’t he get it over with already?
Then I heard someone speaking. To my surprise, it was me.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3).

I opened my eyes. My assassin was still standing there, still aiming the gun at my chest. His expression, however, had changed, softened. He mouthed something that I could not make out.
I met his gaze. If I didn’t know better, I could have sworn he had tears in his eyes. What could possibly have brought this man to tears? That’s when it occurred to me. God wasn’t the only one who had been hearing my prayers. I had been praying aloud.
Emboldened, I leaned forward. He instinctively drew back. I paused. Is he afraid of me? The hand holding the gun had been lowered and was now resting on the desk in front of me. It was still cocked, however, and his finger was still poised upon the trigger.
I took a deep breath and steadied myself. I stole a final glance at my daughters’ sweet faces and then met the gaze of my assassin. “Help me, Lord,” I prayed to myself. “These may be the last words I ever say. Lord, let them be honoring to you.
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
What happened next was nothing short of a miracle.

Virginia Prodan is the author of Saving My Assassin, the unforgettable account of her defiance in the face of evil, and a surprise encounter that proves nothing is impossible with God. Exiled from Romania since 1988, Virginia currently resides in Dallas, TX. She is an international human rights attorney, an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, and a sought-after speaker.

Saving My Assassin – https://www.amazon.com/Saving-My-Assassin-Virginia-Prodan/dp/1496411838?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Virginia Prodan – Lecture at Family Research Council

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Virginia Prodan

Lecture at Family Research Council

This is in response to many of you who had missed this event and have expressed the desire to watch it.

Virginia Prodan stood fearlessly against an oppressive communist regime and the lawless leadership of Nicolai Ceausescu.

She chose to obey God rather than man and changed the course of history! Virginia mastered her fear of earthly consequences for the glory of God and now inspires her readers. Beyond inspiration, Saving My Assassin is a call to action: to live above fear—and to witness the miraculous.

I believe this is the message for this generation of Believers, we must rise above the fear of man to see a miraculous move of God.

Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council, Washington, DC (FRC.org)

 

Grateful to Tony Perkins and Family Research Council :

“Author and international human rights attorney Virginia Prodan shares her extraordinary story of human courage, search for truth, & defiance in the face of evil.

This event marks the official release of her new book, “Saving My Assassin.”

 

Please watch here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/be2g4ixmdbuefgx/EF16E109.mp4?dl=0

 

Looking forward to hear from you all,

 

Virginia

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My interview with Kim Weir – KSBJ – Sunday Night Live

 My interview with

Kim Weir – KSBJ – Sunday Night Live.

Here is Sunday, July 3, 2016, my interview with Kim Weir – KSBJ – Sunday Night Live.

You can listen here :

https://soundcloud.com/ksbj-sunday-night-show/07-03-2016-virginia-proden-saving-my-assassin?in=ksbj-sunday-night-show/sets/ksbj-sunday-night-live

Hope to hear from you.

Saving My Assassin – my memoir

https://www.amazon.com/Saving-My-Assassin-Virginia-Prodan/dp/1496411838?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 –

is a captivating and an incredible book that every American will want to read.

It is a book full of wonderful and great lessons about freedom and courage,

It will inspire you to learn how to keep America free.

Hope to hear from you,

 

Virginia

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“America is walking on the path of self destruction.” Virginia Prodan

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“If America refuses to see children as a heritage, a reward and an opportunity to shape its future – America is walking on the path of self destruction.

Virginia Prodan

This ruling by the Supreme Court is a ridiculous offense not only to the will of the people of Texas to protect women and babies but to all Americans.

The Supreme Court Whole Women’s Health et al. v. Hellerstedt, http://Whole Women’s Health et al. v. Hellerstedt, today struck down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, delivering a 5-3 decision that was the high court’s first major foray into the abortion issue in nine years.

The majority opinonin for the court wrote by Justice Stephen Breyer with Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joining him. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

Family Research Council – http://frc.org/scotus – FRC – President Tony Perkins said:

Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature.
“In reaching a decision so lacking in foundation in the text of the Constitution, in our history, and in our traditions, the Court has done serious damage to its own legitimacy.
“No court can overturn natural law.  Nature and Nature’s God, hailed by the signers of our Declaration of Independence as the very source of law, cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even the United States Supreme Court.
“Just as with Roe v. Wade in 1973, the courts will not have the final say on this profound social matter.  The American people will stand up for their right to have a voice and a vote, especially as they experience the ways in which redefining marriage fundamentally impairs their freedom to live and work in accordance with their beliefs.
With this ruling, the Supreme Court has set our government on a collision course with America’s cherished religious freedoms, explicitly guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Constitution.
“Americans will not stop standing for transcendent truth, nor accept the legitimacy of this decision.  Truth is not decided by polls or the passage of time, but by the One who created time and everything that exists therein.
“We will not lapse into silence but will continue to speak uncompromisingly for the truth about what marriage is, always has been, and always will be: the union of one man and one woman,” concluded Perkins.

President Obama said. “We remain strongly committed to the protection of women’s health, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to determine her own future.”
But “Are they indeed for woman’s care ? We shall see how this Supreme Court decision will bring so many injuries to women. It is so disrespectful to women that we require a higher standard of protection of hair salon; veterinarian clinics but refuse to give the same standard for abortion clinics and protect women.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in a series of Tweets, hailed the decision as “a victory for women” — but said there’s more work to be done.

The real hope comes from our Texas Gov. Greg Abbot who said: “The fight isn’t over: The next president has to protect women’s health. Women won’t be ‘punished’ for exercising their basic rights. -H,” Clinton tweeted.

“The decision erodes States’ lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost,” Abbott said. “Texas’ goal is to protect innocent life, while ensuring the highest health and safety standards for women.”

Texas abortion clinics had challenged a 2013 state law and regulations that cut the number of abortion providers in half, to roughly 20. Fewer than 10 would have remained open if the law was allowed to take full effect. The Center for Reproductive Rights had sued Texas, on behalf of a coalition of abortion clinics.

I am so proud that the Texas law required all clinics performing abortions in the state to operate as certified “ambulatory surgical centers,” which would be regulated under the same standards as hospitals. Doctors who performed abortions were also required to first obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Proponents of the law argued it would improve patient care and safety, though abortion rights groups contended the law made it nearly impossible to operate a clinic in Texas.

“When we decide cases on particularly controversial issues, we should take special care to apply settled procedural rules in a neutral manner,” Alito wrote in his dissent. “The Court has not done that here.”

Moreover, Alito referenced the Kermit Gosnell case, is a great reminder in which an abortion doctor in Pennsylvania was convicted of the murder of three infants who were born alive and the death of a patient. Alito said the Texas law was designed to prevent similarly shoddy medical practices from remaining open.

Thomas quoted the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February, in his dissent.
Thomas wrote that the decision “exemplifies the court’s troubling tendency `to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue.”’

Alliance Defending Freedomhttp://www.adfmedia.org/home/contact– Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt said:

Abortionists shouldn’t be given a free pass to elude medical requirements that everyone else is required to follow. We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled against a law so clearly designed to protect the health and safety of women in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell scandal. The law’s requirements were commonsense protections that ensured the maximum amount of protection for women, who deserve to have their well-being treated by government as a higher priority than the bottom line of abortionists. Any abortion facilities that don’t meet basic health and safety standards are not facilities that anyone should want to remain open.”

Our voices and votes are still important. Without question we all agree that Justice Kennedy and Justice Ginsburg will be replaced by the next President along with a replacement for Justice Scalia.
We also agree that the election of Hillary Clinton is unthinkable to all of us who value the right to life.  Today’s decision is surely a painful reminder that we Texans and Americans must do all we can to prevent the election of Hillary Clinton.

America’s future is in our hands. We are the voice of America – we are the 50 million Americans and the Supreme Court is only a group of  5 people.

If yesterday pro-life Americans were unsure about Donald Trump, today we have no excuse.

“If America refuses to see children as a heritage, a reward and an opportunity to shape its future – America is walking on the path of self destruction.

Virginia Prodan

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Virginia Prodan and her message to the Baptist World Alliance (BWA)

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Virginia Prodan and her message to the 

Baptist World Alliance

This month I visited the Baptist Word Alliance and spoke with Dione Pereira de Vasconcelos – with BWAWomen’s Department.

After my visit, here is what  – Dione Pereira de Vasconcelos – with BWAWomen’s Department – said :

” Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I introduce to you Virginia Prodan. She is a member of Park Cyties Baptist Church in Dallas.

She visited the BWAWomen’s Department and left us a word of encouragement as we face a world in darkness and in need of the light of the world.

As she was talking I understood that the Holly Spirit was guiding her words because she encouraged us to Shine for Jesus and she did not know at that moment that Arise Shine based in Isaiah 60:1 is our theme for this year.

Thanks Virginia Prodan for allowing the Lord to use you for his glory.”

https://www.facebook.com/virginiaprodanauthor/posts/1748931205378358

We encourage each other in Christ.

Watch my book trailer here from Tyndale House Publishers to know more about my book – Saving My Assassin:

https://www.facebook.com/virginiaprodanauthor/posts/1750229518581860

Or you can find more info about my new book – Saving My Assassin : https://www.amazon.com/Saving-My-Assassin-Virginia-Prodan/dp/1496411838?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Cannot wait to hear from you too,

Virginia

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Christianity Today – Virginia Prodan Article

Hello!

Very exciting news to share  with you all !!!

Working today on my first draft of an article Christianity Today asked me to write for them.

Thanks for your prayers.

Watch Tyndale’s book trailer here to know more about my book – Saving My Assassin:

https://www.facebook.com/virginiaprodanauthor/posts/1750229518581860

 

Or you can find more info about my new book – Saving My Assassinhttps://www.amazon.com/Saving-My-Assassin-Virginia-Prodan/dp/1496411838?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Hope to hear from you all soon.

Have a great day,

Virginia